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Photograph Making a Mandala #2 by neeraj chaturvedi on 500px

Tibetan monks making a Sand Mandala. As soon as it is complete, it is swept up, and poured into a nearby significant river. One of the teachings of the sand mandala is the concept of 'impermanence'.

The Buddhist monks create sand works like this one as a form of meditation, drizzling the sand out from small metal funnels. The image incorporates icons that include geometric shapes and ancient spiritual symbols. A ceremony celebrated the completion of the sacred mandala, and ended with a monk wiping the sand away – a symbol of the impermanence of things.

The Buddhist monks create sand works like this one as a form of meditation, drizzling the sand out from small metal funnels. The image incorporates icons that include geometric shapes and ancient spiritual symbols. A ceremony celebrated the completion of

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